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Town of Bridgewater, LCLC offer reliable drinking water, showers to those enduring water shortage

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Town of Bridgewater, LCLC offer reliable drinking water, showers to those enduring water shortage

September 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Town of Bridgewater, the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre (LCLC), and REMO are working together to help make sure the residents of Lunenburg County have access to safe, secure drinking water and a place to take a shower as extremely dry conditions persist across our region.

Mayor David Walker said on Friday morning that while the Town's water supply remains at an acceptable level, there's recognition that residents in rural areas of the county are struggling with well water levels.

"Bridgewater is ready to help those in need," he said. "The Town will be setting up a residential water-filling station at Shipyards Landing utilizing a two-tap, free-standing panel that was originally built for the Growing Green Sustainability Festival three years ago."

The filling station is for residential use only and will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., beginning on Friday afternoon. Residents should bring and be prepared to fill their own containers.

Meanwhile, for residents of the county who lack the well water to have a shower, Andrew Tanner, the chairman of the LCLC's Board of Directors, said that the facility's showers will be available to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

"For anyone coming in to use the showers at the LCLC, we just ask that you bring your own towels, soap and personal care supplies," Mr. Tanner said. "All you have to do is check in with our Guest Services desk in the Galleria upon your arrival."

The LCLC also has a water-filling station that is designed for smaller, hand-held sport bottles for individual users. Anyone needing to fill a larger container is asked to use the water-filling station at Shipyards Landing.

Vital info:

Shipyards Landing
Water-filling station
Located at 210 King Street
Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre
Showers and personal bottle-filling station
Located at 135 North Park Street in Bridgewater
Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

For more information, please contact:

David Walker
Mayor, Town of Bridgewater
902-527-6312

Andrew Tanner
Chairman, Lunenburg County Multipurpose Centre Board
902-529-0081

Heather Mackenzie-Carey
REMO Coordinator
902-212-0035